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Dr. Gates presents a complete review of his experience in evaluating altered patterns of pulmonary arterial blood flow in children with cyanotic heart disease. Since relatively little has been written about the use of lung perfusion scanning in congenital heart disorders, this monograph of 100 pages is a welcome addition to the nuclear medicine literature.
Although the injection of radioactive albumin macroparticles for routine lung perfusion scanning has an excellent safety record, concern is often expressed with regard to the employment of labeled macroaggregates or microspheres (15 to 30 microns in diameter) in children with known right-to-left shunts in whom
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Radionuclide Scanning in Cyanotic Heart Disease.. Ann Intern Med. 1975;83:294. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-2-294_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(2):294.
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